Category Archives: Recipes and Wine Pairings

Insalata alle arance rosse, bufala e melogranato

Blood Orange, Bufala and Pomegranate Salad Everything you see, said Sophia Loren, I owe to spaghetti. Beata lei.  Lucky her.  The carbohydrate load of a heaping plate of pasta asciutta doesn’t do quite as much for the rest of our … Continue reading

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Dolci di Carnevale; le castagnole e le frappe

It’s Carnevale!  This period of indulgence and carousal is one of the most festive and loved of Italian holidays. The start and end of Carnevale varies from nation to nation, but in Italy, the birthplace of Carnevale, festivities begin in … Continue reading

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Carciofi alla romana

Few vegetables are as revered in Roman cuisine as the artichoke.  Late February marks the start of the artichoke season in Rome, and the lovely thistle vegetable makes its appearance in fruit and vegetable markets and on menus across the … Continue reading

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Caldarroste

Ridiculously cold temperatures, such as those that are descending upon Minneapolis in the coming days, call for foods that warm your bones and your soul. It’s so cold that you can toss a glass of water outdoors and it will … Continue reading

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Il torrone

We added a new item to our repertoire of Italian holiday treats and baked good this year.  No, it’s not panettone.  We’re just not sure that we can do justice to that tall, leavened Milanese Christmas cake in our home … Continue reading

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Gnocchi al sugo di fagiano

We are, undisputedly, children of the ’80s.  3 decades ago, here in the States Cara wore leg warmers, jelly bracelets and Swatch watches, while a continent away in Rome Stefano sported Levi 501 jeans, Doc Martins, and a pried Charro … Continue reading

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Risotto alla zucca (butternut squash risotto)

It’s that time of year again.  The leaves have turned to brilliant hues of red, orange and gold, and the succulent late summer vegetable harvest has given way to Minnesota’s own Honeycrisp apples and earth-toned, odd-shaped squash. Those of you … Continue reading

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Strudel di mele

Last weekend our blogger friend Frank from Memorie di Angelina messaged us on the Due Spaghetti Facebook page asking whatever had become of us.  Had we quit blogging?  It’s been SO long since we’ve published a post!  July 28th, in … Continue reading

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Pollo alle olive

This weekend in July has been unusual on two fronts.  First, we’re home with almost nothing on our schedules.  Second, the weather has turned unseasonably cool and crisp – jeans and sweaters weather, reminiscent of fall.  This combination of factors … Continue reading

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Crostata alla Nutella

Today’s recipe is an tribute to Nutella, that delicious, chocolate-hazelnut spread meant for kids but secretly loved by adults, too. Nutella was originally a solid chocolate and hazelnut creation, and later a spread named Supercrema, created in the 1940s by Pietro … Continue reading

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